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Stage for Change – This Friday Night!

Stage for Change Oxford is this Friday night!

Join us at the Market Theatre to celebrate recovery with Aaron Allen, Nikki James and Abby Stewart.

Show starts at 6pm.

Enjoy tons of local talent at the pre-show, Acoustic Cafe, in Museum Square from 2 to 5:30.

It’s a day of art and music, all to celebrate recovery.

If you can’t make it to Stage for Change Oxford, everyone is welcome to go to the Aeolian Hall in London for Stage For Change London on Thursday, September 20th.  That show starts at 7.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

Add your voice in support of mental health and addictions care

Ontarians are raising their voices in support of mental health and addictions care.
Thousands of Ontarians have added their name to a petition calling for mental health and addictions care to receive equal funding to physical care. The petition is part of the Erase the Difference campaign, spearheaded by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division. It’s been launched in the lead up to the June 7th provincial election.

Mental health and addictions services in Ontario remain chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. Without regular and ongoing investment into the system, people coming forward to seek help can end up languishing while they wait for service.

Ontario currently devotes $3.5 billion of a total $54-billion health budget to mental health and addictions. This means that the mental health and addictions share of the health budget is 6.5 per cent. In 1979, it was 11.3 per cent.

Join thousands of Ontarians in letting provincial candidates know that it’s time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. Visit erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition.

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National Pharmacare

According to comprehensive national research, nearly 1 out of every 4 Canadians says they or someone in their household can’t afford their prescription drugs. Many are splitting pills and skipping doses to make the medicine go further. Many others are not renewing or even filling prescriptions to begin with due to the high costs of medications. Canadians also pay dramatically more for prescription medications than most other industrialized countries and Canada is the only country with a universal healthcare system which does not also include universal access to prescription drugs.

Canada’s Community Health Centres applaud the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s formal recommendation for the federal government to implement a single-payer, universal prescription drug plan for Canadians. The recommendation comes in the Committee’s report Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for all Canadians, tabled yesterday in the House of Commons.

View the CACHC news release.

 

 

 

 

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Great Programs in April

Have you heard?  There are some great programs coming up in April.

Sign up today for:

  • Laughter Yoga – Every Friday in April and May – from 11 to noon
  • Fab-U-Lous – Wednesday, April 11 – from 5 to 8pm
  • Zentangle – Tuesday, April 24 – from 10 to noon and 1:30 to 4

Contact us today to register.

Walkers

Indoor Walking Group

Do you want an easy and fun way to improve your physical activity?

Join our physiotherapist and walk around the indoor track at Cowan Park. (895 Ridgewood Dr. Woodstock)

Each Wednesday until the end of March, from 11:00 to noon.

To register, email Angela or call 519-539-1111 ext. 227.

Transportation from the health centre can be provided.

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OHIP+ Coming Soon

Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products will be free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription.

All babies, children and youth age 24 years and under who have OHIP coverage will be automatically covered by OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare.

You do not have to enroll or register to access OHIP+ – coverage is automatic.

Learn more about OHIP+ on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Website.